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 for Crotches
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crotch \Crotch\ (kr[o^]ch; 224), n.; pl. Crotches
     (kr[o^]ch"[e^]z). [Cf. Crotchet, Crutch.]
     1. The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a
        fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a
        tree. more specifically, the space on the human torso
        between the two legs; also, the corresponding part between
        the legs of a pair of pants, which is in contact with the
        crotch of the wearer; as, pants with a tight crotch have
        become very popular.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. (Naut.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms
        for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also
        crane and crutch. --Totten.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Billiards) In the three-ball carom game, a small space at
        each corner of the table. See Crotched, below.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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